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Antennas Identification

Tue Apr 08, 2003 6:20 pm


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What are the Antennas [The vertical & Flat one] over the AN-225,Is it in the background or part of the Aircraft.Also what does the Yellow Arrow read.
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David L
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RE: Antennas Identification

Tue Apr 08, 2003 10:23 pm

My first thought was "This way up" but, on reflection, I'm guessing something along the lines of "Rescue please". I don't speak Russian but the first word looks something along those lines. I'll shut up now and let the Russian speakers have a go.
 
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RE: Antennas Identification

Wed Apr 09, 2003 10:26 am

Those look more like DirectTV and FM radio antennas than airborne types. I assume that arrow is pointing to an inlet that may be hazardous. Either because it will suck you in or cause a hazard if blocked.

That's typically what this sort of yellow/red arrow means.
 
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RE: Antennas Identification

Thu Apr 10, 2003 3:26 pm

Guys,

Hate to break it to you but these are not a part of the aircraft. Due to the angle, lighting etc of the shot these are actually antennas at the airport, not on the aircraft. If you look closely you'll see that you will only see these antennas on this aircraft at this airport (Linz). Look closely at the other pics and I think you'll see the antenna's aren't present..

Sorry guys!

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Emem
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RE: Antennas Identification

Thu Apr 10, 2003 6:13 pm

That lengthy things on the top are antennae of the GSM mobile phone system (the left one is almost hidden behind that submarine-shaped structure). Just have a look on the top of high buildings in your town, they mostly sport three or four bar-like housings mounted vertically (for comm. with the mobile phone), and most of the times also that plate-like antenna mounted below to connect to other Base Tranceiver Stations or to the Base Station Controller station via a radio beam link.
As for that horizontal plate above the root of the left wing, I've no clue. Maybe it's just a lantern with a bulb in it (though I do know sb who'd call this an antenna too...).
Note that all complex-shaped (other than a dipole, which is just a rod or a string) antennae on aircraft are mounted in radomes nowadays, the pic you've picked shows this very well.

Emem

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RE: Antennas Identification

Thu Apr 10, 2003 6:29 pm

maybe this shows it better... all the teardrops

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At first, I thought that two big things above the wing roots have something to do with nav/comm. But aren't (weren't) these for supporting the Buran ?
 
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RE: Antennas Identification

Mon Apr 14, 2003 4:06 am

My guess is that the yellow arrow is pointing to the APU inlet door.
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RE: Antennas Identification

Mon Apr 14, 2003 4:24 am

The arrow is pointing to an area where the rescue crews should cut the bulkhead of the aircraft in an emergency.

The two words are Rescue, with the top one being written in Cryllic.


Apologies for Peter for pilfering this small section of the photo!

Edit: Here is a better show showing the arrow


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RE: Antennas Identification

Mon Apr 14, 2003 4:27 am

Seems like a strange place to rescue the crew?
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RE: Antennas Identification

Mon Apr 14, 2003 5:32 am

There is a cabin for quite a few passengers up there.... between the arrow and the flight deck.

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